Friday, 4 October 2013

Group Meditation at Great Global Pagoda on October 6

The following message is currently being circulated among old students in the S.N. Goenka tradition:


"Dear Dhamma Brothers & Sisters,

Param Pujya Shri Satya Narayan Goenka, Global Acharya of Vipassana Meditation, has passed away peacefully at the ripe age of 90 at his residence on Sunday, 29th September, 2013 at 10:40 PM.

To express gratitude to Pujya Guruji Shri S N Goenkaji, a group sitting is being held for all the meditators at the Global Pagoda on Sunday 6th October 2013 from 10 AM to 2 PM.

It is a rare, once in many life times opportunity to mediate together in large numbers in the Global Pagoda, as Pujya Guruji relics will be kept in the pagoda for this course.

Hence, Global Vipassana Foundation invites you to strengthen your Vipassana Meditation and strengthening of the Ten Paramitas by attending this Meditation course.

Programme Highlights

10:00 - 11:00 Group Sitting ( for old students only)

11:00 - 12:00 Dhamma Pravachan & Metta on Video (non Sadhks Welcome)

12:00 - 01:00 Pujya Guruji last Journey Video

01:00 - 02:00 Course ends and Lunch

Registration for this programme is COMPULSORY. You could use any one of the following methods to Pre-Register.

SMS based Registration
Kindly send an SMS to mobile number 99303 99301 in the message TYPE

<FirstName>Space<LastName>Space<Gender>Space<Age>

Example:

Priya Nair F 35

Ramesh Baldev M 65

Important Points to Note
If your First Name is more than one word – than TYPE that without Space

Example First Name is Shyam Kishore TYPE ShyamKishore

Gender can only be M for Male, F for Female or O for Other

Age must be Numeric

Online Registration

Go to the website: oneday.globalpagoda.org


Tele-Calling Registration
Call the following telephone numbers (11.00 am to 5.00 pm from Monday to Sunday):

3374-7501 Ext.-9

3374-7529

3374-7544

Kindly use a Prefix before dialling out if required in following situations

If you are dialling from any private operator but Mumbai itself Prefix 022

If you are calling from outside Mumbai but India Prefix 022

If you are calling from Outside India kindly use country code and city code

Prefix 91 22 to your ISD dialling

Following Guidelines to be met for attending the Course:

Only Old Students who have successfully completed at least one 10-Day course with S.N. Goenkaji and his teachers in tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin can register and attend this Course

It is compulsory to register each individual Sadhaks even if coming in large groups. Kindly call on the telephone numbers above for registering large groups.

There is no overnight staying facility before, during or after the course at Global Vipassana Pagoda, so kindly plan your travel accordingly. Here is a list of Hotels for those travelling from outside Mumbai. http://www.globalpagoda.org/hotels (Please note Global Vipassana Foundation has provided the names, contact information and prices of these hotels as a courtesy. Global Vipassana Foundation is not responsible for these hotels and their prices. Kindly contact the hotel directly for any further information)

Meditators are requested not to bring their children, as children are not permitted inside the Global Vipassana Pagoda.

For security check, it is mandatory for all meditators to present a photo identity card such as driving license, voter ID card or passport at the entrance."